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DROPOUT PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION

Last school year, 3.01 percent of North Carolina's high school students dropped out of school according to the 2011-12 Consolidated Data Report. This rate represents a .42 percentage point decrease from the previous year’s rate of 3.43 percent and another record low.

The annual dropout rate illustrates the number and percentage of students who drop out during one year's time. Some of these students may return to school in the subsequent year and complete high school; others may drop out multiple times. The four-year cohort graduation rate is considered a more comprehensive picture of this issue.

The full report containing district and charter school high school dropout counts and rates for 2010-11 and 2011-12 is available online at www.ncpublicschools.org/research/discipline/reports/.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

National Dropout Prevention Network Conference
Atlanta, GA

Save the Date!
2014 Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement
March 3-5


QUICK FACTS

3,030,000
Number of Students dropping out of school annually in the U.S.
http://www.statisticbrain.com/high-school-dropout-statistics/

13,488
Number of students in North Carolina who dropped out of school in 2012
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10
The grade at which students most frequently dropout of school
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Top Five Reasons NC Students Drop Out of School

  1. Attendance
  2. Enrollment in a Community College
  3. Unknown
  4. Moved, School Status Unknown
  5. Lack of Engagement

TOWN HALL MEETING ON GRADUATION AND DROPOUT PREVENTION

Our thanks to those of you who attended the Town Hall Meeting on Graduation and Dropout Prevention held during the 2013 Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement. Click here for roundtable descriptions and presenter contact information.
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We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Town Hall meeting!